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Aarkrog, Vibe; Wahlgren, Bjarne; Larsen, Christian Hougaard; Mariager-Anderson, Kristina; Gottlieb, Susanne – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Aiming at gaining knowledge about students' thoughts and actions in deciding to stay in or drop out of an educational programme, an empirical study was conducted on dropout among 18-24-year-old students in VET and basic general adult learning. Approach: In order to pursue this aim, the study combined two sets of data--weekly student…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen E. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
In 2010, a mandatory teacher training course was introduced for new vocational college teachers in Denmark. Since then, all vocational teachers have to complete the same course, regardless of practical work experience and educational background. After completion, they apply the knowledge to a very specific practice (i.e., teaching within a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen E. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
A new education program, Diploma of Vocational Pedagogy, has recently been implemented in Denmark to upskill vocational college teachers and improve didactics at VET colleges in general. Among many challenges, vocational college teachers have to adapt their pedagogy to a large number of students from backgrounds with no tradition for education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Educational Change
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Gessler, Michael; Moreno Herrera, Lázaro – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The design of vocational didactics has to meet special requirements. Six core assumptions are identified: outcome orientation, cultural-historical embedding, horizontal structure, vertical structure, temporal structure, and the changing nature of work. Different approaches and discussions from school-based systems (Spain and Sweden) and dual…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Comparative Education, Instructional Design, Educational Innovation
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Aarkrog, Vibe; Wahlgren, Bjarne – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The article deals about the results of a study of school-based Assessment of Prior Learning of adults who have enrolled as students in a VET college in order to qualify for occupations as skilled workers. Based on examples of VET teachers' methods for assessing the students' prior learning in the programs for gastronomes, respectively child care…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prior Learning, Adult Vocational Education, Student Evaluation
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Hämäläinen, Raija; Cincinnato, Sebastiano; Malin, Antero; De Wever, Bram – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The European workplace is challenging VET adults' problem-solving skills in technology-rich environments (TREs). So far, no international large-scale assessment data has been available for VET. The PIAAC data comprise the most comprehensive source of information on adults' skills to date. The present study (N = 50 369) focuses on gaining insight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Problem Solving, Educational Technology
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Virolainen, Maarit; Stenström, Marja-Leena – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The study investigates how the Finnish model of providing initial vocational education and training (IVET) has succeeded in terms of enhancing educational progress and employability. A relatively high level of participation in IVET makes the Finnish model distinctive from those of three other Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. All four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Employment Potential